The table below looks at the statistics for STL skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STL over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 331 267 302
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +35
Contract jobs citing STL 80 164 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.34% 0.65% 0.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.10% 2.06% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 128 86
Average daily rate
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£600 £575 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.54% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
STL
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7269 7955 7883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.52% 31.69% 29.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5082 5737 5600
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 51 78
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £16.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.73 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

STL
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing STL across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

STL Jobs Demand Trend in London

STL
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing STL across the London region.

STL Daily Rate Trend in London

STL
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing STL across the London region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

STL Daily Rate Histogram in London

STL
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing STL across the London region.

STL Hourly Rate Trend in London

STL
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STL within the London region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +18 18 £575 - 11
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
STL
England

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing STL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited STL.

1 140 (100.00%) C++
2 94 (67.14%) SQL
3 85 (60.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 77 (55.00%) Oracle
5 69 (49.29%) Linux
6 61 (43.57%) UNIX
7 45 (32.14%) Multithreading
8 42 (30.00%) Python
9 41 (29.29%) Windows
9 41 (29.29%) Finance
10 39 (27.86%) Derivative
11 37 (26.43%) Fixed Income
12 30 (21.43%) OO
12 30 (21.43%) Perl
12 30 (21.43%) C#
13 28 (20.00%) Banking
14 27 (19.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 26 (18.57%) Front Office
16 23 (16.43%) XML
16 23 (16.43%) Relational Database
17 22 (15.71%) Degree
18 21 (15.00%) Unit Testing
19 20 (14.29%) Investment Banking
19 20 (14.29%) Shell Script
20 19 (13.57%) Regression Testing
21 18 (12.86%) Software Engineering
21 18 (12.86%) Oracle Database
22 17 (12.14%) Credit Risk
23 15 (10.71%) Analytics
24 14 (10.00%) Low Latency

STL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing STL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited STL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (7.86%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.43%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 7 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.86%) MS Project
3 2 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.57%) Multicast
2 3 (2.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.43%) Relational Database
2 18 (12.86%) Oracle Database
3 12 (8.57%) RDBMS
4 11 (7.86%) ObjectStore
4 11 (7.86%) OLTP
4 11 (7.86%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (2.86%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.43%) Big Data
7 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.71%) KDB
Development Applications
1 8 (5.71%) Subversion
2 7 (5.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.71%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.71%) Build Forge
3 1 (0.71%) Hudson
General
1 41 (29.29%) Finance
2 28 (20.00%) Banking
3 26 (18.57%) Front Office
4 20 (14.29%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.43%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.71%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 130 (92.86%) Developer
2 114 (81.43%) C++ Developer
3 23 (16.43%) Python Developer
4 13 (9.29%) C++/C# Developer
4 13 (9.29%) UNIX Developer
4 13 (9.29%) Quantitative Developer
4 13 (9.29%) Senior Developer
5 12 (8.57%) C# Developer
6 11 (7.86%) Senior C++ Developer
7 10 (7.14%) C++ Quantitative Developer
8 7 (5.00%) SQL Developer
9 6 (4.29%) Software Engineer
10 5 (3.57%) C++ Software Engineer
11 3 (2.14%) Lead Developer
11 3 (2.14%) Project Leader
11 3 (2.14%) Software Developer
12 2 (1.43%) Front Office Developer
12 2 (1.43%) Team Leader
12 2 (1.43%) C++ Team Leader
12 2 (1.43%) Senior Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (60.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 23 (16.43%) XML
3 11 (7.86%) WebSphere MQ
3 11 (7.86%) Django
3 11 (7.86%) Twisted
3 11 (7.86%) ZeroMQ
4 9 (6.43%) .NET
5 7 (5.00%) XSLT
5 7 (5.00%) FpML
6 4 (2.86%) Middleware
6 4 (2.86%) HTML
6 4 (2.86%) CSS
7 3 (2.14%) Silverlight
8 2 (1.43%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.43%) WCF
8 2 (1.43%) MFC
8 2 (1.43%) COM
9 1 (0.71%) WPF
9 1 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.71%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 39 (27.86%) Derivative
2 37 (26.43%) Fixed Income
3 27 (19.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 17 (12.14%) Credit Risk
5 12 (8.57%) Credit Derivative
6 10 (7.14%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 8 (5.71%) Grid Computing
8 6 (4.29%) Market Risk
9 4 (2.86%) Open Source
9 4 (2.86%) Hedge funds
9 4 (2.86%) Mathematics
10 3 (2.14%) N-Tier
11 2 (1.43%) Statistics
11 2 (1.43%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.71%) Physics
12 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.71%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 69 (49.29%) Linux
2 61 (43.57%) UNIX
3 41 (29.29%) Windows
4 5 (3.57%) Solaris
4 5 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (32.14%) Multithreading
2 30 (21.43%) OO
3 21 (15.00%) Unit Testing
4 19 (13.57%) Regression Testing
5 18 (12.86%) Software Engineering
6 15 (10.71%) Analytics
7 14 (10.00%) Low Latency
7 14 (10.00%) OOD
8 11 (7.86%) Database Tuning
9 6 (4.29%) Monte Carlo Method
10 4 (2.86%) Software Architecture
10 4 (2.86%) E-Commerce
10 4 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (2.14%) Project Management
11 3 (2.14%) Project Planning
11 3 (2.14%) Risk Analysis
12 2 (1.43%) Algorithmic Trading
12 2 (1.43%) Risk Management
12 2 (1.43%) Workflow
12 2 (1.43%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 140 (100.00%) C++
2 94 (67.14%) SQL
3 42 (30.00%) Python
4 30 (21.43%) Perl
4 30 (21.43%) C#
5 20 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 11 (7.86%) Java
7 7 (5.00%) VC++
8 5 (3.57%) C
9 4 (2.86%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.14%) VBA
10 3 (2.14%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.43%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (15.71%) Degree
2 7 (5.00%) PhD
Systems Management
1 1 (0.71%) Control-M
Vendors
1 77 (55.00%) Oracle
2 9 (6.43%) Sybase
3 5 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.14%) Cognizant
4 3 (2.14%) DataSynapse
5 1 (0.71%) 29West
5 1 (0.71%) Perforce
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